Seeking temporary live-in assistant

DC-area writer and wellness blogger seeks temporary live-in assistant (draft)

Northern Virginia mother of two, blogger and writer is seeking an assistant to perform household duties and administrative work in exchange for room and board.

Short-term: two weeks up to five months, immediately through June 2015

Ideal for recent graduate looking to move to DC/check out the area or for college student with flexible schedule

Location is accessible to several bus lines in the west Alexandria/south Arlington area and is walkable to many shops and retail outlets as well as bike trails and parkland

Required duties:

  • Wake by 7 a.m. M-F and assist with cleaning up from breakfast and other light household maintenance including sweeping and vacuuming. Occasional help with preparing and/or cleaning up from dinner.
  • Perform 7 hours per week of administrative work, mostly data entry, internet research and organizational assistance
  • Occasional help with two children (under age 9) including retrieving them from school bus and up to 3 hours/week of childcare

Total commitment is 15 hrs/week for a minimum of two weeks for room and board

Additional administrative and/or childcare work available for compensation at $8-25/hr depending on experience

Requirements of applicant:

  • Self-starter, initiative
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written
  • Comfortable with children
  • Cleanliness. Quiet and tidy personal habits
  • No smoking or synthetically perfumed products
  • Willing to eat gluten-free and dairy-free in the house. (Please note: This home is not suitable for strict vegetarians or those with nut or egg allergies)

Preferred skills:

  • Familiar with Paleo diet (grain-free) or willingness to become familiar
  • Familiar with various social media platforms, WordPress and other technical skills
  • Familiar with holistic health and wellness modalities


Looking for a short-term commitment of two weeks up to five months now through June 2015

August 2015 an option with revised distribution of duties (likely more childcare and/or driving children to camps)

Fall 2015 a possibility


How to apply:

Please send a letter of interest to clairejess (at) gmail (dot) com and include

  • the dates you are available
  • your reason for applying
  • areas of strength and experience relevant to description above

Resumes requested at time of application but not required

Include email and phone and best times to reach you

Applicants without strong writing or language skills may apply if willing to perform additional household and childcare duties




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